Valentino Haute Couture Spring Summer 2011

This Valentino show was full of light, floaty evening dresses with sheer fabrics, cascading ruffles, and delicate floral prints. It looked beautiful, but it also looked boring. I don’t think the current creative directors are suited to design couture. They came from an accessories background, and while I think that many design skills are transferable, I don’t think they have what it takes to design Valentino couture. What do you think?

I love…

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the beautiful, discreet detailing on the front of this dress.

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that we are seeing some many beautiful long sleeves at the moment.

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a silhouette that reminds me of something Valentino may have done in the 60's.

I loathe…

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when a Calvin Klein dress accidentally gets onto the Valentino catwalk.

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these couture dresses that look more $80 than $8,000.

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too many boring, floating floral evening gowns with ruffles.

All images from Vogue.com.

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  • http://www.sprezza2raw.com/ Brad

    Sono d’accordo con te, Alexandra!! I agree with you!! Valentino is such an ICONIC & COOL Brand, and I keep waiting for this to be represented by Pier Paolo Piccioli & Maria Grazie Chiuri, but I’m always disappointed – Even in their ACCESSORIES – How many blooming rose petals & bows do we have to see on all these bags & shoes ?!?! Honestly!! :-( Even Alessandra Facchinettti did a better job – C’mon!!
    BTW, what do you think of Bouchra Jarrar….?? I realize it is more “RTW”, but why don’t you do a review….?? :-)

    Ciao Bella,

    baci ♥ Brad

  • Anonymous

    I can’t review everything because if not I’d be reviewing for 8 hours a
    day…but I will check it out as you suggest.

    And yes, I’m SICK of the damn petals on the accessories. Time to move on!

  • http://www.sprezza2raw.com/ Brad

    You’re the BEST, Alexandra…. ♥ :-) :-)

  • http://twitter.com/Haven19111 Haven life

    Lovely collection.Thanks to share with us.

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